Bonsai news and events

Michael Hagedorn's garden

Michael started Bonsai at age 15, which eventually led to an apprenticeship under master Shinji Suzuki. He spend several years in Japan learning about Bonsai. after which he returned to the United States to start his own garden.

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Pacific Bonsai Museum

The Pacific Bonsai Museum is located in a wonderfully forested area, close to Seattle. It offers a great collection of over one hundred trees, all from Pacific Rim nations. We visited the museum recently, find some photos in this article as well as a video!

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Artisans Cup winners

It's Sunday afternoon and the Award Ceremony brunch just came to an end. A grand finale for a grand exhibition! I'm glad to share with you the three winning trees, good for $18,000 worth in prize money.

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In Training Bonsai book

Stephen Voss is a photographer with an impressive portfolio (he did portraits with the likes of Alan Greenspan, Michelle Obama and Bill Gates).

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Photos of The Artisans Cup

We've been waiting for a long time for this. At last, the Portland Art Museum opened its doors to the Artisans Cup. And what a show it is... Bonsai Empire presents a sneak-preview to the exhibition. Here goes!

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Automated Bonsai Watering

Every Bonsai enthusiast knows the problem that there are times when he can't be at home and therefore can't water his Bonsai trees himself. During the summer heat even long work days can be critical when the trees need to be watered frequently.

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Bonsai courses

Bonsai in Salzburg 2015

Bonsai, Kusamono and Suiseki artists and lovers, came together from all over Europe to the "Old Salt" on Perner Island as part of the Festival of Bonsai. Kusamono (and Suiseki) organized by the Bonsai Club Salzburg. Titled, The International Bonsai and Kusamono festes. Some wonderful and beautifully artistic Bonsai were in the exhibition.

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa

The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print depicting a wave in front of Mount Fuji, by the Japanese artist Hokusai. This image is one of the most famous prints of Japan, and we were amazed by a Bonsai tree that looks remarkably similar.

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Portland Bonsai village

The most famous and popular Bonsai destination in Japan is, without doubt, the Omiya Bonsai village. The village is actually a suburb of Tokyo, where five well known nurseries are located close to each other.

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US National bonsai: Goshin

Truth is, this tree really needs no introduction, especially not from the likes of someone such as myself.

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Tony Tickle’s event for 2015

The United Kingdom has always had its place on the European Bonsai stage. We all know artists including Craig Coussins, Peter Adams, Graham Potter, Dan Barton, etc. Also in the main European shows many trees from UK artists can be seen. But… There’s no large Bonsai event in the UK.

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Miniature Bonsai Gardens

Emre Ozberk had a fascination for Bonsai trees. But at some point, he started to focus not on the tree, but on the empty space around it. The beginning of a great new hobby, creating miniature gardens around Bonsai trees.

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